Utah State Facts and Symbols

Utah became the 45th state in 1896 and is the 31st largest state by population with about 3.1 million residents. It is also the 12th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 84,899 square miles. Salt Lake City, the state's capital city, is Utah's largest city with a population of approximately 181,000 people.

Utah was named after the Ute Indian Tribe.

Included below are more facts and symbols, a state map, the state song and views of the Utah State Quarter.

Utah State Flag

Utah State Flag

Utah State Facts

Utah State Capital - Salt Lake City

State Motto - "Industry"

State Flower - Sego Lily

State Tree - Blue Spruce

State Bird - California Seagull

State Fish - Bonneville Cutthroat Trout

State Animal - Rocky Mountain Elk

State Insect - Honey Bee

State Mineral - Copper

State Gemstone - Topaz

State Fossil - Allosaurus

State Rock or Stone - Coal

State Grass - Indian Rice Grass

State Folk Dance - Square Dance

State Cooking Pot - Dutch Oven

State Star - Dubhe

State Fruit - Cherry

State Vegetable - Spanish Sweet Onion

State Historical Vegetable - Sugar Beet

Utah State Map:

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Utah State Map

Utah State Song:

Utah! People working together
Utah! What a great place to be.
Blessed from Heaven above.
It's the land that we love.
This is the place!

Utah! With its mountains and valleys.
Utah! With its canyons and streams.
You can go anywhere.
But there's none that compare.
This is the place!

It was Brigham Young who led the pioneers across the plains.
They suffered with the trials they had to face.
With faith they kept on going till they reached the Great Salt Lake
Here they heard the words..."THIS IS THE PLACE!"

Utah! With its focus on family,
Utah! Helps each child to succeed.
People care how they live.
Each has so much to give.
This is the place!

Utah! Getting bigger and better.
Utah! Always leading the way.
New technology's here...
Growing faster each year.
This is the place!

There is beauty in the snow-capped mountains, in the lakes and streams.
There are valleys filled with farms and orchards too.
The spirit of its people shows in everything they do.
Utah is the place where dreams come true.

Utah! With its pioneer spirit.
Utah! What a great legacy!
Blessed from Heaven above.
It's the land that we love.
This is the place!

Utah! Utah! Utah!

Utah State Hymn:

Utah, We Love Thee

Land of the mountains high, Utah, we love thee
Land of the sunny sky, Utah, we love thee!
Far in the glorious west, throned on the mountain's crest,
In robes of statehood dressed, Utah, we love thee!

Columbia's brightest star, Utah, we love thee,
Thy luster shines afar, Utah, we love thee!
Bright in our banner's blue, among her sisters true
She proudly comes to view, Utah, we love thee!

Land of the pioneers, Utah, we love thee,
Grow with the coming years, Utah, we love thee!
With wealth and peace in store, to fame and glory soar,
God guarded, evermore, Utah, we love thee!

Utah State Quarter

Utah State Quarter - FrontUtah State Quarter - Back

United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
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